National Guard

Elizabeth Howe
July 16, 2020 - 9:13 pm
31 states have requested an extension of federal National Guard orders. Many of the over 32,000 Guard troops that are domestically activated are currently serving in COVID-19 prevention capacities and others supporting civil unrest operations.
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Elizabeth Howe
June 24, 2020 - 12:57 pm
The D.C. National Guard has again been activated – this time to protect the capital’s monuments. Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy signed a memo activating up to 400 D.C. NG troops.
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Elizabeth Howe
June 18, 2020 - 7:05 pm
An estimated 250 Oklahoma National Guard troops will be activated to provide security at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday. Read more now.
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Joe DeStio
June 02, 2020 - 1:56 pm
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says he doesn’t think President Trump has the sole authority to send federal troops into Pennsylvania to quell violent protests.
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Elizabeth Howe
June 01, 2020 - 7:07 pm
After days of escalation across the country, President Donald Trump announced Monday that the “lawlessness” across the country “will end now.” Governors must use “overwhelming law enforcement” presence to “dominate the streets.”
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Elizabeth Howe
June 01, 2020 - 10:01 am
The National Guard has now activated 17,000 troops in 23 states in response to protests across the country. The number of activated troops is expected to continue to grow.
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Ameera Butt
May 31, 2020 - 11:43 am
The California National Guard has been deployed to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Eric Garcetti late Saturday night. See the details of the deployment.
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Left: U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Right: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images.
WWJ News
May 28, 2020 - 1:12 pm
“I’m requesting an extension to continue utilizing the Michigan National Guard so we can safely reopen our economy while putting the health and well-being of all Michiganders first.”
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Elizabeth Howe
May 11, 2020 - 3:38 pm
COVID-19 has infiltrated the offices of top senior Department of Defense leadership. The Navy’s top admiral is self-isolating after coming in contact with a COVID-positive family member. The National Guard Bureau chief has also tested positive.
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Alice Massimi
March 30, 2020 - 7:21 pm
The first American service member has died from the coronavirus. The Chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Joseph L. Lengyel, identified the individual as Army Capt. Douglas Linn Hickok, a physician assistant & New Jersey National Guardsman.
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